FiveThirtyEight unveils College Football Playoff predictions after Week 5
If FiveThirtyEight’s current projections are to be believed, there won’t be any newcomers to this year’s College Football Playoff.
The analytics website revealed its standings Thursday, using metrics that predict future games and reflect the CFP committee’s decision-making process. Below, you can view FiveThirtyEight’s complete ranking of teams that have at least a one percent chance of winning the national title.
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In the eyes of FiveThirtyEight’s analytics, the CFP would feature Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia and Clemson — which have all qualified for the playoff in the past two years, with all but Ohio State doing so in 2017. LSU, Kentucky, Auburn and Florida are also listed as possible candidates, giving the SEC six of 21 teams that currently have a shot according to these metrics.